Robert J. Sampson is Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and Director of the Social Sciences Program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He taught at the University of Chicago for twelve years before moving to Harvard in 2003. Sampson was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2008 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He was elected President of the American Society of Criminology for 2011-2012.
Stephen L. Ross is a professor of economics at the University of Connecticut. Professor Ross has conducted extensive research in the area of housing and mortgage lending discrimination, residential and school segregation, and neighborhood effects in urban labor markets. He is the author of the Color of Credit published by MIT Press and has published extensively in prestigious academic journals including the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Urban Economics and Social Problems.
Felix Elwert is Romnes Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Current research projects include the consequences of neighborhood disadvantage for child educational outcomes, randomized field experiments on peer effects in education, and identification problems in observational studies. He is the 2018 winner of the Leo Goodman Award from the American Sociological Association, and the 2013 recipient of the first Causality in Statistics Education Award from the American Statistical Association.